Whole System Integrated Workforce Planning
Planning the workforce across a whole system in an integrated way ensures that there are no unforeseen consequences on different parts of the system and provides the best chance of a sustainable health and care economy, delivering person-centred support when needed.
Working with partners and practitioners across primary, secondary, community, voluntary and private sectors gives the greatest opportunity to change the shape of provision to meet the future needs and expectations of the public.
We have expert workforce planning knowledge and experience across specific areas such as: Community service provision, integrated service provision and single service provision.
We use knowledge and experience to support the health and care system to identify and deliver the workforce changes that are required to meet the needs of the new models of care. We are working with two of our three STP areas to support this work. Through our facilitation of the Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs) we are enabling primary care and STPs to work together.
We have worked with Skills for Health and Skills for Care, supported by South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group’s Integrated Workforce Group to lay the foundations of an Integrated Workforce Plan through a Futures Thinking day. The outputs of this day have now been incorporated into the Devon Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) through the Workforce Strategy and Delivery group.
Currently workforce planning in the health and care system consists of looking at the numbers and skills of the workforce that is needed based on current service models.
In order to support new models of care, workforce planning will need to look at the provision of support, thinking much more about self-management and prevention, and where necessary, more services delivered in the community by a range of organisations. With the aim of enabling individuals to be as independent and manage their own health as much as possible.
A subjective thought provoking paper written in 2015, by Laura Wheeler Interim Director of Improvement, to test out what this may look like across a system is available upon request.
For more information and support in any of these areas please contact the Improvement team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Patient Safety Collaborative
- Workforce Sustainability
- Improvement Programmes